Wow! I guess we won't be getting through a week without a major injury to a valuable fantasy asset for owners. Hello all and welcome to the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 3 Injury Impact article.
Aren't injuries the worst? They can ruin your fantasy season just like that. So here I am again writing another injury article with major injuries. As always I will be going over the injuries that happened this week while also giving a glimpse of the impact that injury will have.
Let's start with the major injuries that affect your roster's the most.
2020 Fantasy Football Week 3 Injury Impact
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Tarik Cohen, RB, Chicago Bears - Torn ACL
In a big comeback win against the Falcons (shocker) the Bears fear they have lost their pass-catching specialist Tarik Cohen for the year with a torn ACL. This hurts the Bears significantly as a team. I'm assuming David Montgomery and Cordarrelle Patterson will split time as the Chicago Bears' running backs.
I see more of a workload increase for Montgomery so that is good news for owners of him. As for Patterson, he might be worth a pickup if he keeps getting third-down work.
Dallas Goedert, TE, Philadelphia Eagles - Ankle (A few weeks)
After catching just one ball for seven yards, Dallas Goedert went down with an ankle injury and never returned to the game. Unfortunately, he is going to miss a couple of weeks because of this injury. If you are rostering him it looks like you might have to be streaming the tighteEnd spot for a few weeks. Ideally, you had a backup option in place already.
Diontae Johnson, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers - Concussion (TBD)
Diontae Johnson unfortunately was taken out of the game with a concussion very early on in the Steelers win over the Texans on Sunday. Many were thinking Johnson was primed for a breakout year as he was in the top five in targets through two weeks. This can still happen since it's just a concussion but still, it's not anything to scoff at and you will have to monitor this in the coming weeks.
This is a sizable blow to the Steelers offense for a few weeks. They do have the depth to replace him which is good news for them. James Washington, Chase Claypool, and Eric Ebron should all benefit from Diontae Johnson's concussion.
James Washington saw seven targets and caught five of them for only 37 yards. Chase Claypool got four targets but was only able to catch one of them for 24 yards. Eric Ebron benefited the most getting seven targets and catching five of them for 52 yards and a touchdown. I believe this is how the next few weeks will shake out. Juju Smith-Schuster will still get his obviously.
Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks - Undisclosed Knee Injury (TBD)
What a blow to fantasy owners and to the Seahawks. The bruising, tempo-setting running back for the Seattle Seahawks looks to have twisted his knee very late in their win over the Dallas Cowboys. As of right now, nobody knows how serious this injury is but it didn't look good at first glance. Even if it's a minor injury I'm thinking he will miss at least a week or two.
As for the impact of this injury, Carlos Hyde should see most of the carries with Carson out. This looks to be more of a passing offense now finally so I don't think Carlos Hyde should be picked up immediately unless you absolutely need help.
Attack of The Hamstrings
Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The star wideout for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers exited the game in the third quarter after the dreaded hamstring injury got him. Before he left he caught five of six targets for 64 yards and a touchdown.
He could miss a couple of weeks, it seems to be at least one for hamstring injuries. If that is the case look for Mike Evans and Scottie Miller to get even more work. It is possible we see an emergence of Rob Gronkowski too.
DeSean Jackson, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
DeSean Jackson was primed for a breakout game this year along with Carson Wentz against the Bengals on Sunday. This did not happen as Wentz struggled tremendously and Jackson exited the game with a hamstring injury. Look for Greg Ward Jr to get most of the work out the wideouts since all of them are banged up. Alshon Jeffrey could be coming back in the near future so look out for that. I expect Jackson to miss at least a week.
Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers
The "other" Chargers wideout got himself bit by the hamstring bug too this week. For most owners, you weren't starting him most weeks unless you were in deep leagues. Anyways, look for him to be out at least one week like most hamstring injuries. Keenan Allen, Hunter Henry, and Austin Ekeler will continue to be fed a bunch of targets.
Minor Injuries with Some Impact
Jordan Reed, TE, San Francisco 49ers (Knee, TBD)
John Brown, WR, Buffalo Bills (Calf)
Michael Pittman Jr, WR, Indianapolis (Ankle)
These injuries are just minor but still something to look out for in the coming weeks.
That is it for the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 3 Injury Impact article. I hope you guys enjoyed this one.
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